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Model vs. Prototype
Some photos comparing scale models to the real thing.
Photo Album By: Nathan Richters
 
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Photo ID: 624420

K-37 #491 makes laps around the short 1/3 mile museum loops while Thomas makes laps on the G scale garden layout.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Golden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 491
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2017


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By: Nick McLean

Added: Jul 25, 2017

Views: 1,625
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 621404

Heritage comes in all sizes.....

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Petersburg, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 8016
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: June, 2010


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By: Kevin Andrusia

Added: Jun 29, 2017

Views: 3,983
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 593653

This former Milwaukee Road SW1 moves a cut of empty tank cars stored on the shortline Wisconsin Great Northern.

Railroad: Wisconsin Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Trego, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WGNS 862
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 04, 2016


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Oct 24, 2016

Views: 6,241
Comments: 4

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 588741

Mini Multi

Just over ten years ago, NJT set out to find a passenger car that would increase capacity, but fit inside the Hudson River Tunnels. Problem solved! ...but something tell... (more)

Railroad: NJ Transit
Locomotive: Multilevel Cab Car
Location: Kearny, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJT 7004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2016


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By: Bobby Allard

Added: Sep 11, 2016

Views: 1,903
Comments: 2

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 571038

When we arrived at the Ratmalana Works the staff pulled miniature steam locomotive SLR 001 out of its running shed. Its gauge is 1 4 making it a quarter scale model. This model seems to be in ... (more)

Railroad: Sri Lanka Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Locomotive #: SLR 001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 31, 2016


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Mar 27, 2016

Views: 1,702
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 561808

We're a Great Big Rollin' Railroad

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: UP Miniature Train
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 956
Train ID: BSA Scout-A-Rama
Photo Date: May 04, 1996


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jan 12, 2016

Views: 6,563
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 554026

One of Union Pacific Railroad's most popular Goodwill Ambassadors is a miniature train. Built in UP's Omaha locomotive and rail car repair shops in 1956, the mini-train is sometimes called the "Pr... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: UP Mini-Train
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 956
Train ID: UPRR Diesel Shop Family Days
Photo Date: August 13, 1994


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By: James Belmont

Added: Nov 11, 2015

Views: 6,191
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 548618

A bonus added to the photo charters surrounding the area for the weekend, with help from Steve Smedley, WGN agreed to move a storage train with all three of their F-Units. At the end of the day, ... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Trego, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CESX 1951
Train ID: WGN Storage Train
Photo Date: September, 2015


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By: Kevin Andrusia

Added: Sep 30, 2015

Views: 3,680
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 546907

A great many thanks to the WGN and Steve Smedley for inviting charter participants to witness this event. The two "Wabash" F's will eventually be repainted to match the rest of the WGN ... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Trego, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CESX 1951
Train ID: WGN Storage Train
Photo Date: September, 2015


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By: Kevin Andrusia

Added: Sep 17, 2015

Views: 4,923
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 546374

Mini Me

NJT 4641 sits out a Saturday afternoon inside the MMC. Can you spot the O Scale ALP46?

Railroad: NJ Transit
Locomotive: ALP46A
Location: Kearny, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJT 4641
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 12, 2015


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By: Bobby Allard

Added: Sep 13, 2015

Views: 2,076
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9


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Photo ID: 545945

Mini-train passing standard gauge equipment. The Toronto Railway Museum's mini-train passes some preserved equipment, including GP7 CN 4803. In the background at left is the base of the CN ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 4803
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 2015


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By: Michael Berry

Added: Sep 09, 2015

Views: 6,866
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 544081

Built by Alco in 1941 for the South Buffalo Railway as their 73 then to Fort Howard Paper Company (now Georgia-Pacific - Green Bay Mill) as their 63-146. The museum acquired the engine in 2006 and... (more)

Railroad: Great Northern
Locomotive: Alco S2
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: GN 11
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 02, 2015


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Aug 27, 2015

Views: 2,901
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 537420

A couple of F's at the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad as a former C&NW F7A rolls past a parade float.

Railroad: Wisconsin Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Trego, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WGN 423
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 01, 2015


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By: Todd M.

Added: Jul 06, 2015

Views: 6,202
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 533170

Reading G-1sa Pacific #111 - Built by the Reading Company

The 10th preserved Reading built steam engine that you never knew about - yes, it's a scale model, but this 1930's functional... (more)

Railroad: Reading Company
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 111
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 09, 2014


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Jun 02, 2015

Views: 5,989
Comments: 2

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 532028

On May 24, 2014, Norfolk and Western class J #611 was moved from its Virginia Museum of Transportation display location to the Norfolk Southern locomotive service facility at Shaffers Crossing in ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 24, 2014


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By: Norfolk Southern Corp

Added: May 24, 2015

Views: 15,651
Comments: 7

Favorited: 69
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